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What Is – A Winder

A winder is a tread that is narrower at one end than the other. It is used to turn corners or go around curves.

The treads of these are wider at one end than the other, to accommodate the difference in radii of the inside and outside strings. In circular/spiral stairs all the steps are winders.

What Is A Winder? by Precision Timber Handrails

A kite winder is described as a triangular step in the angle between transverse wall strings – as can be seen in the video and image below.

Winder Tread Images

Winder treads are used in sequences to go around corners, a typical winder is make up of 3 steps with an inside winder angle of 30 degrees making it a right-angled turn on the staircase bend.

On our Pinterest account we have set up our images boards around our feature pieces and galleries. These images below are from our winders board, please click to see others and browse our other boards.

Our handrails are made at our factory in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, where our staircase wood-turning business can run your entire project. From precise measurement on site using state of the art measuring equipment to designing it up on our top of the range 3D CAD software. Using sustainable wood sources we are FSC registered and will always advise on ethical environmental sourcing without compromising on the quality or look of the work.

If you have a project forthcoming, either your own property or you may be sourcing work for a client, we will be pleased to hear from you. Please use the contact link below or call us today and we will be glad to hear from you.

So, if you would like to see more examples of winders, staircase parts,handrail elements and/or design features, like these shown on our Instagram account, then contact us today.

If you are an architect, interior designer, project manager or building restorer, please contact us to see how we can help you with your project, or bookmark us for when you do need an estimate.

All images on this page and video are from our own collection of designs and installations. At Precision Timber Handrails we can design and manufactured at our location, and install at yours, to your brief.

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